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jasper182
hi i av a ford fiesta 1.25 16v 54 plate its on 70000 i need the cam belt(?) changing and when i phoned up they asked me if its belt or chain how do i know? and when should i get in changed and any ideas how much it costs thanks
stef123
[quote name='jasper182' post='60178' date='Jan 15 2010, 09:25 PM']hi i av a ford fiesta 1.25 16v 54 plate its on 70000 i need the cam belt(?) changing and when i phoned up they asked me if its belt or chain how do i know? and when should i get in changed and any ideas how much it costs thanks[/quote]

its a belt on your engine and its recommended at 100k miles or 10yrs.
DONFRAMAC
The Haynes manual for the 1250, 1400, and 1600 petrol engines in the Mk 6 and 6.5 Fiestas, advises you to do this belt change at 5 years/50,000 miles, and the other belt also. Some additional items are also reccommended for renewal at this opportunity. (belts perish with age, and often break prior to the factory-advised interval ;-- I personally know of this with Fiat and Renault, and cheap items like water pumps and thermostats are frequently changed at belt-change time.)
jasper182
brill thanks for your help am gonna get it done when i can


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